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Global Consultation on Music and Missions (GCoMM2006)

May 18, 2006
DON\'T MISS THE MUSIC AND MISSIONS EVENT OF 2006! The second Global Consultation on Music and Missions (GCoMM 2006) will take place July 11-15, 2006 at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

At GCoMM 2006 you will have the opportunity to learn, fellowship, and worship with leaders in music and missions ministries from around the world. Plenary sessions, seminars, and panels will explore topics related to music and the arts, missions, and indigenous worship world-wide.

The regular registration rate ($275) includes meals and is available until June 15. Our convenient online registration will also allow you to reserve your spot in Bethel University\'s on-campus housing, obtainable on a "first come, first served" basis for $25/night. Discounted registration rates are also available for students and those coming from outside of North America. See all details and register now at
http://www.gcommhome.org to take advantage of these select discounts.

GCoMM attendees from sponsoring organizations will be eligible for a ten percent discount on the registration fee. For details on how your church or organization can become a sponsor, write to
info@gcommhome.org.

An all-day, pre-event seminar entitled “Music in Missions” will be held on July 11 for an extra $65. This optional seminar will introduce the role and importance of heart music in specific local expressions of the worldwide church. Experienced instructors will provide theoretical and practical tools for encouraging the creation of indigenous Christian music in a variety of cultural and multi-cultural settings. Those attending GCoMM 2006 and the pre-event seminar may receive graduate academic credit through Bethel University for an additional cost.

An outstanding team of plenary speakers are slated for GCoMM 2006. In addition, registrants will select from over 50 seminars, panels, and media presentations. Experienced leaders from more than 20 organizations will present seminars on topics such as syncretism, promoting unity in blended cultural contexts both at home and abroad, and other facets of using culturally relevant music to reach and encourage others with the good news.

Break-out sessions organized by geographical area and interest group will provide networking opportunities for participants. Check out the speaker information and seminar abstracts online at
www.gcommhome.org.

GCoMM is a crucial event for you to attend if you are involved in music and missions! Join us July 11-15 in St. Paul, MN…you won\'t want to miss this life-changing event!

[GCoMM 2006 is made possible in part through a Worship Renewal Grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Grand Rapids, Michigan, with funds provided by Lilly Endowment Inc.]